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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Mortgage-Bond Manager Shutting Down

Structured Portfolio Management, a mortgage-bond shop that made a killing for its investors in the wake of the financial crisis, is unwinding.

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Citi Alumni to Finance Consumer Lenders

Former Citigroup bankers Ari Rosenberg and David Mandel are starting a business that would back consumer lenders, with securitization as part of their...

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Climate Change Inspires Issuing Proposal

Pacific Gas and Electric is proposing a new use for utility-fee securitizations.

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Credit Agricole Lands Starr for Leading Role

Beth Starr joined Credit Agricole’s New York office this week as a managing director in charge of the bank’s asset-backed bond syndicate...

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Leading CLO Attorney Moving to Milbank

In a move that could affect both firms’ business volumes, collateralized loan obligation attorney Sean Solis is leaving Dechert to join Milbank...

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Rumor Mill Churns Amid KeyBank Departures

A continuing series of staff departures is prompting speculation about the future of KeyBank’s structured-product brokerage unit.

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Group Proposes Twist on Stranded Costs

A California trade group is suggesting that two energy companies in the state team up to float a massive securitization.

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Cantor to Install CLO-Underwriting Team

Cantor Fitzgerald is positioning itself as an underwriter of collateralized loan obligations.

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ABS Issue Would Rely on Blockchain

A blockchain-technology company pioneering the use of “smart contracts” for securitization purposes expects to complete a debut transaction in the...

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Louisiana Poised to Securitize BP Settlement

Louisiana plans to securitize a portion of the proceeds from a settlement with BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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CLO Pipeline Shrinks Amid Gusher of Refis

Widening spreads on collateralized loan obligations appear to be deterring issuance at the start of what was expected to be a record month for deal...

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Yamaha Resurfaces With Card-Bond Plan

Look for Yamaha Motor Corp. USA to resume issuing asset-backed securities after a long absence from the market — but with a new type of collateral...

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